Author in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,624

  • 1920-10-08 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • 1920-10-09 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1920-11-26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • 1921-01-25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • 1921-02-28 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
  • 1921-03-11 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • 1921-03-24 Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
  • 1921-05-23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921-05-28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • 1921-05-31 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
  • 1921-06-12 James Houston, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1921-07-14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • 1921-09-06 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2004)
  • 1921-09-12 Stanislaw Lem, Polish sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (d. 2006)
  • 1921-11-01 Ilse Aichinger, Austria, author
  • 1921-11-26 Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984
  • 1922-01-25 Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • 1922-01-26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1922-02-18 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • 1922-02-18 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • 1922-02-27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922-03-14 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
  • 1922-03-27 Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • 1922-04-16 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1922-06-28 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)
  • 1922-08-03 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • 1922-08-16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1922-09-19 Damon [Francis] Knight, US, sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier)

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1922-11-11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • 1923-01-08 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-23 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 1923-02-02 [Mary Elizabeth] Liz Smith, journalist and gossip columnist (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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1923-02-09 Brendan Behan, author/poet (Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1923-03-08 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1923-03-20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1923-04-17 Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)
  • 1923-04-22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-05-04 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
  • 1923-05-20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • 1923-05-25 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • 1923-06-06 V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1923-07-12 James E[dwin] Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1923-07-26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1923-08-31 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
  • 1923-09-13 Reninca, [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind)
  • 1923-10-15 Italo Calvino, Cuban author (Winter's Night a Traveler), born in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba (d. 1985)
  • 1923-10-23 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1923-11-01 Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)
  • 1923-11-01 Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)
  • 1923-11-20 Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991), born in Springs, Transvaal, (d. 2014)
  • 1923-12-30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
  • 1924-01-19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924-01-30 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • 1924-01-30 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-02-01 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • 1924-02-06 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924-02-12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • 1924-04-18 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • 1924-05-08 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • 1924-05-09 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)

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1924-08-02 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924-08-17 Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1924-09-14 Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
  • 1924-09-27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)

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1924-09-30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1924-10-10 James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)
  • 1924-11-21 Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England
  • 1924-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • 1925-01-17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1925-01-19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-02-04 Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • 1925-02-13 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
  • 1925-02-20 Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
  • 1925-02-22 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925-03-12 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-04-02 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
  • 1925-05-11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-09 [John] Keith Laumer, [Anthony LeBaron], US, sf author (Retief's War)
  • 1925-08-12 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • 1925-08-12 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • 1925-08-18 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • 1925-08-28 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
  • 1925-09-04 Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1925-10-03 Gore Vidal, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-20 Art Buchwald, columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1925-10-29 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • 1925-11-03 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)
  • 1925-11-13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1925-12-08 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • 1925-12-25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • 1926-01-13 Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • 1926-01-13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • 1926-01-19 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • 1926-02-20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1926-02-28 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin and author (My Life), born in Moscow (d. 2011)
  • 1926-03-03 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 954

  • 2005-12-30 Rona Jaffe, American author (b. 1932)

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2006-02-11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 2006-02-24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • 2006-02-27 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • 2006-03-01 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • 2006-03-16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-22 Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)

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2006-04-13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 2006-04-25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • 2006-05-01 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • 2006-05-28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2006-06-11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • 2006-06-14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • 2006-06-28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006-07-06 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2006-07-17 Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2006-08-09 Philip E. High, science fiction author (b. 1914)
  • 2006-08-16 Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-09-04 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2006-09-08 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2006-09-11 Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2006-09-25 John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
  • 2006-11-01 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • 2006-11-03 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-11 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)

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2007-01-30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007-02-03 Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • 2007-02-06 Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-11 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927)

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2007-04-11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

  • 2007-04-14 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-04-23 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
  • 2007-05-11 Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007-05-17 Lloyd Alexander, author (b. 1924)
  • 2007-05-30 Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and author (b. 1933)
  • 2007-07-11 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • 2007-08-03 John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-30 Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)
  • 2007-09-06 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007-09-11 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • 2007-09-16 Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
  • 2007-10-01 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-11-16 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • 2008-01-02 George MacDonald Fraser, British author (b. 1925)
  • 2008-02-09 Christopher Hyatt Occultist, Philosopher and Author.
  • 2008-02-27 William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
  • 2008-03-04 Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)
  • 2008-03-18 Andrew Britton, Author (b. 1981)

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2008-03-19 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 2008-05-22 Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-04 Thomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (b. 1940)
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2008-09-12 David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

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2008-11-04 Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

  • 2008-12-20 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), dies at 94
  • 2008-12-31 Donald E. Westlake, American author (b. 1933)
  • 2009-01-09 T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)
  • 2009-01-16 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • 2009-03-13 James Purdy, American author, dies at 94
  • 2009-07-03 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • 2009-07-19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • 2009-07-24 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • 2009-08-21 Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930)
  • 2009-11-20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)
  • 2009-11-29 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61
  • 2009-12-15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2010-04-15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010-07-02 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • 2010-12-24 Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (b. 1926)
  • 2011-01-04 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • 2011-02-05 Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
  • 2011-05-26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2011-05-27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2011-06-21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)

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2011-11-21 Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 2011-11-25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • 2011-12-13 Russell Hoban, American author (creator of 'Frances' series), dies at 86
  • 2011-12-15 Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62
  • 2012-01-07 Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2012-01-12 Reginald Hill, British crime author, dies of brain cancer at 75
  • 2012-02-10 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
  • 2012-02-24 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), dies from a stroke at 88
  • 2012-03-02 Lawrence Anthony, South African conservationist and author, dies from heart attack at 61
  • 2012-05-08 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator, dies at 83
  • 2012-05-15 Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author, dies from a haemorrhage at 83
  • 2012-06-05 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • 2012-06-26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2012-07-31 Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86
  • 2012-08-13 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • 2012-08-15 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87
  • 2012-08-22 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • 2012-08-28 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), dies at 87